One reader, Teresa Poppelwell, was working with the UN in Herat, in western Afghanistan, on September 11, 2001, specifically “in…
A reader in California, Beth Anderson, was watching news coverage of the attacks on September 11, 2001, and thought of…
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Everyone seems have their own story of the 9/11 attacks, and I recently asked readers to share theirs to…
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As more women become heads of state, will the world actually change?
Rosa Brooks discusses her tenure at the Pentagon, and the ever-expanding role of the American military.
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When the military tries to overthrow a strongman, who is there to root for?
An inert hunk of plastic has become an emblem of the government’s failure to protect civilians.
The country is at the confluence of forces driving lethal terrorism around the world.
How the Brexit vote activated some of the most politically destabilizing forces threatening the U.K.
Firearms are less common in U.S. terrorist attacks than those committed elsewhere. But they’re more deadly.
America took an unprecedented step over the weekend.
The group gets less attention than its former affiliate ISIS, but may be quietly consolidating its position out of the spotlight.
Terrorism is an old phenomenon. To figure out how to end it, it’s worth sorting through what's changed, which precedents can inform future responses, and what past failures can teach for the way forward.
How big and how dangerous is the Islamic State? We break it down by the numbers.
Five years ago, the opposition to Bashar al-Assad was mostly peaceful and secular. What happened?
Moderates were reportedly victorious. But is that true?
The prison appears in propaganda. But jihadists fight for other reasons.